Identify regional genders

Identify regional genders

Hi The rule - use en if feminine and dans le if masculine - is easy to follow. The question is - other than for UK -shires, how on earth do we know if a region or province is masculine or feminine, or falls into the 'au' (rather than 'en' or 'dans le') camp ? More help (or at least examples) please. Thanks.
Asked 2 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Diane, As the lesson says, regions that end in -e are feminine, with the exception of -shire. Ending in any other letter, they're masculine.
Pity French isn't more like Spanish and Italian.
Ah, mais les Français sont fous!

Identify regional genders

Hi The rule - use en if feminine and dans le if masculine - is easy to follow. The question is - other than for UK -shires, how on earth do we know if a region or province is masculine or feminine, or falls into the 'au' (rather than 'en' or 'dans le') camp ? More help (or at least examples) please. Thanks.

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